This case takes place in California and involves a man who suffered extensive, permanent, and debilitating injuries while shopping in a supermarket. At the time of the accident, the man was recovering from ankle surgery and required the use of crutches in order to ambulate. On the day of the incident in question, there was a display table with free samples set up in a narrow area between the registers and aisles at the front of the store. The table was covered with a long, flowing table cloth that draped onto the floor and extended several inches from the table. As the man was attempting to make his way past the table one of his crutches became tangled in the loose fabric, causing him to fall and strike his head on the floor. As a result of the fall, the man suffered a serious skull fracture, as well as permanent brain damage.